As Professor Farnsworth would say: Good news everyone! After a year of keeping this site on the free WordPress servers, I’ve finally made the jump to paid hosting services.
When I started this blog just over a year ago, I didn’t want to commit to paid hosting until I knew it was something I would need. However, as I continue to update this blog it’s becoming obvious that I can only do so much within the limits of WordPress.
For example, I’ve wanted to add sub-headings to my article titles for quite a while now. Not possible before. I knew that if wanted to try out bigger things, I would have to move away from free hosting.
Beat That Backlog is still a “WordPress blog” in the sense that I use their editor to manage the site and create posts. Paid hosting simply means I now have complete control over the look and feel of the website. That means lots of new possibilities:
- The ability to sell and place ads. You should already see some dummy ads placed on the sidebar and footer (if not… disable AdBlock for a pal, huh?)
- Quick access to plugins that make it easy for me to enhance this site.
- The freedom to implement custom themes and edit them to my liking.
What does this mean for you guys? Not much for now. The site still looks basically the same. But expect to see some cool things added to the site as I explore the new tools at my disposal.